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  • For years, Claymont residents have waited to see real progress in the redevelopment of the old Claymont Steel site and some of the surrounding area.Over time, plans were delayed and changed, but now some pieces are actually springing to life with others expected to follow soon.This week, contributor Larry Nagengast reports on where efforts to remake a large portion of Claymont stand.
  • With Thanksgiving nearly here, retailers’ full attention moves to holiday shopping.They’re hoping people are ready to open their wallets to spend big this year, but a variety of factors could temper how many gifts land under the tree.Contributor Eileen Dallabrida details what retailers and shoppers can expect from the holiday shopping season.
  • It can be stressful to travel around the holidays.Airports are packed with people, tickets are expensive, roads are jammed and bad weather can turn your travel plans into a nightmare.This year, AAA projects roughly 55 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home for the Thanksgiving holiday, marking a 2.3% increase over last year.Delaware Public Media’s Quinn Kirkpatrick sat down this week with AAA spokesperson Jana Tidwell to learn more about what we can expect from this holiday travel season and how to prepare.
  • Thanksgiving is just days away and that means it’s almost time to dig into the most celebrated meal of the year.But for many home cooks, new cooks, or potential cooks, Thanksgiving is also the most daunting meal to make.For this edition of Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Kyle McKinnon chats with Emily Weinstein – editor-in-chief of New York Times Cooking and Food – about holiday cooking, new recipes, and old favorites.
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  • Delaware and dozens of other states are suing Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, over claims that its social media platforms harm young people's mental health and contribute to the youth mental health crisis.The lawsuit alleges Meta routinely collects data on kids under 13-years-old without parental consent and deliberately designs features that addict children.This week, Delaware Public Media’s Kyle McKinnon spoke with kids and technology expert Devorah Heitner – author of the new book “Growing Up in Public: Coming of Age in a Digital World” – about Meta’s lawsuit and the link between children's mental health and social media.
  • Teenagers who are Black and of lower socioeconomic status have major complications after surgery for the most common type of scoliosis.That’s according to a new study published by Nemours Children’s Health, which also found the same black and low-income teenage patients are more likely to return to the Emergency Department within 90 days of surgery.Delaware Public Media’s Joe Irizarry is joined this week by Dr. Suken Shah – the study’s senior author and pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Nemours Children’s Health – to learn more about the disparities in scoliosis surgery.
  • This week, The Green brings you a portion of the latest episode of the Delaware Humanities’ podcast 2023/1973 In Conversation. The podcast celebrates Delaware Humanities’ 50th anniversary by focusing on the conversations it’s engaged in with Delawareans for more than 50 years and continues to encourage today.In this episode, Ed Ratledge – Director of the University of Delaware’s Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research – examines the First State’s demographic shifts and the issues communities face as those demographics change.
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  • Cory Hafer – an engineering and science teacher at Appoquinimink School District’s Middletown High – is Delaware’s teacher of the year.Hafer was selected from a pool of 20 candidates and plans to continue promoting the value of building connections with students and using restorative methods in the classroom.This week, Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Petrowich went to Middletown High to talk with Hafer about being named teacher of the year and his approach as an educator.